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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

MICHIGAN

Race Summary

Governor    (5976 of 5998 precincts reporting)
Fieger (D) 38%     Engler (R) * 62%    
Proposition B    (5973 of 5998 precincts reporting)
Yes (I) 29%     No (I) * 71%    
House 01    (555 of 555 precincts reporting)
Stupak (D) * 59%     McManus (R) 40%    
House 02    (404 of 405 precincts reporting)
Shrauger (D) 30%     Hoekstra (R) * 69%    
House 03    (323 of 325 precincts reporting)
Ferguson (D) 25%     Ehlers (R) * 74%    
House 04    (446 of 447 precincts reporting)
Camp (R) * 91%    
House 05    (398 of 398 precincts reporting)
Barcia (D) * 72%     Brewster (R) 28%    
House 06    (315 of 315 precincts reporting)
Annen (D) 29%     Upton (R) * 71%    
House 07    (327 of 327 precincts reporting)
Berryman (D) 40%     Smith (R) * 58%    
House 08    (316 of 316 precincts reporting)
Stabenow (D) * 58%     Munsell (R) 39%    
House 09    (297 of 297 precincts reporting)
Kildee (D) * 56%     McMillin (R) 42%    
House 10    (319 of 319 precincts reporting)
Bonior (D) * 53%     Palmer (R) 46%    
House 11    (316 of 317 precincts reporting)
Reeds (D) 34%     Knollenberg (R) * 64%    
House 12    (339 of 339 precincts reporting)
Levin (D) * 56%     Touma (R) 43%    
House 13    (341 of 344 precincts reporting)
Rivers (D) * 59%     Hickey (R) 40%    
House 14    (449 of 454 precincts reporting)
Conyers (D) * 87%     Collins (R) 12%    
House 15    (479 of 484 precincts reporting)
Kilpatrick (D) * 87%     Boyd-fields (R) 11%    
House 16    (352 of 355 precincts reporting)
Dingell (D) * 67%     Morse (R) 31%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: Gov. John Engler (R), first elected in 1990, is seeking a third term. Engler will be challenged by Geoffrey Fieger (D), the controversial lawyer who represented suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Carl Levin (D); first elected 1978; next election in 2002.
Sen. Spencer Abraham (R); first elected 1994; next election in 2000.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Upper Peninsula; northern Lower Michigan):
    Bart Stupak (inc.) (D); Michelle A. McManus (R)
  • CD2 (West; Holland; Muskegon):
    Bob Shrauger (D); Peter Hoekstra (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (West Central; Grand Rapids):
    John Ferguson Jr. (D); Vernon Ehlers (inc.) (R)
  • CD4 (North Central; Midland):
    No Democratic candidate; Dave Camp (inc.) (R)
  • CD5 (East: Saginaw; Bay City):
    James A. Barcia (inc.) (D); Donald W. Brewster (R)
  • CD6 (Southwest; Kalamazoo; Benton Harbor; St. Joseph):
    Clarence J. Annen (D); Fred Upton (inc.) (R)
  • CD7 (South Central; Battle Creek; Jackson):
    Jim Berryman (D); Nick Smith (inc.) (R)
  • CD8 (Central; part of Lansing):
    Debbie Stabenow (inc.) (D); Susan Grimes Munsell (R);
  • CD9 (East Central; Flint; Pontiac):
    Dale E. Kildee (inc.) (D); Tom McMillin (R)
  • CD10 (Southeast; Macomb County; Port Huron):
    David E. Bonior (inc.) (D); Brian Palmer (R)
  • CD11 (Southeast; part of Oakland County):
    Travis M. Reeds (D); Joe Knollenberg (inc.) (R)
  • CD12 (Suburban Detroit; Warren; Sterling Heights):
    Sander Levin (inc.) (D); Leslie A. Touma (R)
  • CD13 (Southeast; Ann Arbor; Westland; Ypsilanti):
    Lynn Nancy Rivers (inc.) (D); Tom Hickey (R)
  • CD14 (Parts of Detroit; Harper Woods; Highland Park):
    John Conyers Jr. (inc.) (D); Vendella M. Collins (R)
  • CD15 (Parts of Detroit; Grosse Pointe; Hamtramck; River Rouge):
    Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (inc.) (D); Chrysanthea D. Boyd-Fields (R)
  • CD16 (Southeast Wayne County; Monroe County):
    John D. Dingell (inc.) (D); no republican candidate

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    PRIMARY DATE

    August 4

    Primary results

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    FILING DEADLINE

    May 12


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 3

    To Watch:
    Proposal A: Basic Rights
    A proposed constitutional amendment to change the word "handicapped" to "disabled" in one section of the State Constitution.

    Proposal B: Assisted Suicide
    Would legalize the prescription of a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill, competent, informed adults to commit suicide.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
    U.S. House of Representatives: 10 Democrats, 6 Republicans
    State Senate: 15 Democrats, 22 Republicans, 1 vacant seat
    State House of Representatives: 58 Democrats, 52 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: All 38 seats up
    House: All 110 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 7,072,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: (10/96) 6,677,079


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    18


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Humphrey in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 52%
    Dole 39%
    Perot 9%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 44%
    Bush 36%
    Perot 19%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 54%
    Dukakis 46%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 59%
    Mondale 40%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 49%
    Carter 43%
    Anderson 7%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 9,594,000 (1996) (% of voting age population)

    White: 84.9%
    African American: 12.8%
    Asian: 1.0%
    Native American: 0.5%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.8%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.8% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Lansing
    State Nickname: Great Lakes State, Wolverine State

    From the Great Depression to the oil-price shock of 1979, Michigan more often than not has voted Democratic. Though the loss of some 160,000 auto-production jobs in the early 1980s gave the GOP an opening -- it picked up two congressional seats in 1994 -- Clinton trounced Dole in 1996 and Bush in 1992. Michigan has been a bellwether state in presidential elections, choosing the winner in the last 10 elections, and in the 1992, 1988 and 1984 elections, Michigan has been within 1 percent of the winning national percentage. Macomb County is still home to Reagan Democrats, Catholic, blue-collar and ethnic voters. In the 1998 election Michigan voters will still be feeling the pain from the massive General Motors strike that began in the early summer. Led since 1990 by Republican Gov. John Engler, who relentlessly kept his campaign promise to reform welfare, the political question now, according to the 1998 "Almanac of American Politics," is whether Engler's Republicans will continue to surge or whether Michigan Democrats can develop the centrist "New Democrat" stance that served Clinton so well in the 1990s.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Michigan Department of State Home Page
    http://www.sos.state.mi.us/
    Michigan Bureau of Elections
    http://www.sos.state.mi.us/election/elect.html
    Michigan Gov. John Engler's Home Page
    http://www.migov.state.mi.us/migov.html
    Michigan State Senate
    http://www.coast.net/~misenate/senhp.html
    Michigan State House of Representatives
    http://www.house.state.mi.us/

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates:

    WNEM (Flint/Saginaw)
    http://www.wnem.com/
    WWMT/WLP (Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo)
    http://www.wwmt.com/
    WLAJ (Lansing)
    http://www.wlaj.com/

    State Newspapers:

    Detroit Free Press
    http://www.freep.com
    The Detroit News
    http://www.detnews.com
    Grand Rapids Press
    http://www.gr.mlive.com/index.html

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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